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Leitz Thalia 24mm T3.6 Prime - PL Mount

Abel Code: Thalia24
Mfr. Code: 11 450
This 24mm T3.6 Prime features /i Technology metadata contacts in the mount. Leitz designed the lens specifically for use with large format cameras.
Key Highlights
  • 24mm T3.6 Prime
  • /i Technology metadata in mount contacts
  • Uniform 95mm diameter
Note: Leitz Thalia Prime lenses must be purchased as a set. Please contact an AbelCine salesperson for details.


The Leitz Thalia 24mm T3.6 Prime - PL Mount features a 60mm image circle to cover the ARRI ALEXA 65 and other large format cine cameras. It includes a PL mount and supports /i Technology metadata through mount contacts. The lens is compact, with a 95mm front outer diameter.

This lightweight Thalia lens features what CW Sonderoptic calls a unique always-round iris design for a smooth, distinct bokeh which is full of character. Although these are not vintage glass elements they can pair well with digital sensors. The manufacturer labels them as smooth and clear without being overly sharp.

Image Circle

Leitz Thalia lenses offer a large image circle which covers sensors up to the ARRI ALEXA 65, but can be used to create stunning images on VistaVision, Super 35 sensors, and film stocks as well.

Analog Look

Although the Thalia primes incorporate new technologies and materials, they offer image characteristics which that have driven cinematographers to pair older lenses with digital sensors. They are clear without being overly sharp. Focus is smooth and forgiving without looking soft. Skin tones are natural and smooth with accurate color rendition.


Images captured with the Leitz Thalia lenses can appear to have an added depth and dimensionality, especially on larger sensors, due to a gradual focus fall off curve. Rather than even, flat layers of focus across the frame, Thalia lenses produce a slight curve which can make an image pop, because it is simultaneously more consistent with human vision and yet different from most images created with modern lenses.

Always Round Iris

The innovative iris design of a Leitz Thalia lens maintains a circular iris through all aperture stops. This produces a cinematic bokeh which comes alive with character. Out-of-focus elements maintain their structure, which further adds to the sense of dimensionality in the image.

If you are interested in vintage lenses and want to learn more, check out Allison's blog article which was a Pick of the Month.

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Leica Thalia 24mm T3.6 Prime - PL Mount


Key Highlights

  • 24mm T3.6 Prime
  • /i Technology metadata in mount contacts
  • Uniform 95mm diameter
  • 60mm image circle with smooth bokeh
  • PL Mount

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Lens Mount:
Blade Count:
Filter Thread Size:
92mm - screw-in
Fixed Focal Length:
Front Diameter:
95mm - for all Thalia lenses in the set
Image Circle:
60mm - covers an ARRI ALEXA 65 and other large-format cameras
Max Dimensions (Diameter x Length):
95mm x 4.9" - 24mm Lens
Rotation Angle of Focusing Ring:
Aperture Range:
3.6 - 24mm Lens
Minimum Focus Distance:
1'4" - 24mm Lens
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